Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monk’s Brew in the U.S.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils and pale), candy syrup, brown sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings) and ale yeast
Monk’s Elixir is a heavy dark Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. The beer style, characterized by its high content of alcohol, distinguishes itself by its dominant yeast character, delicious malt background and balanced hop notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Tap at Borefts, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clouded brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: red fruits, sweet, wood, alcohol! berries. TASTE: alcohol, heavy burned malts, decent, very nice quadruple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle, rated from backlog. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Aroma sweet, roasted, belgoyeasty and fruity. Taste of sweet malts, chocolate, dark fruits, belgian yeast and sugars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Keg at Dukes Corner, Dundee. Sweet raisiny aroma. Syrupy taste, flavour forming hops up front leading to raisin on the tongue, light chocolaty finish. Quite a nice take on this style with a well placed hoppy addition and a smooth choco-like finish, combining different styles to create an insteresting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (191) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
Two days in Copenhagen. At Mikkeller bar. Nothing to write on, so on memory. Great taste, nice mix between bitter and sweet, contains sweet fruits, malts, caramel and some licorice. Absolutely loved it. Belgian quadrupel style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Super awesome quad served on tap at Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco, sweet, strong, syrup, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
New bottle with the two face Mikkeller logo. Muddy quad brown pour, jello like carbonation. Aroma of spices, rasins, carmel..flavour is much of the same. This would age well, as the finish is still a bit sharp, and takes away form that malty backbone. . A nice brew though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (985) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a beige head that doesn’t leave much lacing. Aroma has some dark fruits, spices, light green apples. Taste is fruity with again some green apples and spices. It is somewhat off but still drinkable. I like my quads a little sweeter, with figs, dates and raisins. Carbonation level was kind of high, alcohol well hidden. Body is lighter than most quads. Not bad but really weak in contrast with the top tier quads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark brown with light head. Aromas of roasted malts, brown sugar candy, and resin. Similar though stronger flavours with additional fruity/vegetable notes. Well balanced. Suspect this is better in a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (940) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Tap at mikkeller bar. Black color, light brown head. Sweet aroma, raisin, wet wood, caramel, suryp. Wonderful balanced taste, sweet malts, sugar, plums, raisin. One of the best belgians tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1837) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Dark cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, caramel, and spice; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent - but I was expecting a bit more.

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